Torrid Definition

tôrĭd, tŏr-
Dried by or subjected to intense heat, esp. of the sun; scorched; parched; arid.
Webster's New World
So hot as to be parching or oppressive; scorching.
Webster's New World
Highly passionate, ardent, zealous, etc.
Webster's New World
Hurried; rapid.
Set a torrid pace; torrid economic growth.
American Heritage

Full of intense emotions arising from sexual love; ardent and passionate.


Origin of Torrid

  • Latin torridus from torrēre to parch ters- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin torridus, from torrere (“parch, scorch").

    From Wiktionary

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